Imagine being associated with the greatest "find" in this century; the only photos of the rare and elusive Ivory-billed Woodpecker!
I'm finally embarking on a lifetime dream: my search (and admitted obsession) for the elusive Ivory -billed Woodpecker. This awe-inspiring bird hasn't been actually "verifiably" viewed since 1944, near Tallaluh, Lousiana. Some believe that it may be extinct!
This majestic animal is the largest Woodpecker in America, and is very unusual. Its color scheme is not only beautiful, but vivid. Its habitat is only in the swampy and heavily dense forests in the Southeastern part of the United States; mainly Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas.
This is not the common Woodpecker you might see occasionally; but bigger, more colorful, and absolutely shy away from humans! In addition, it will only make its nest in decaying trees, particularly the ones that are destroyed by beetles when they lay beetle larvae; its favorite food. Its habitat is one of reason why it's so elusive. (The attached website will allow you to listen to the unique sounds, pecking knocks, and other pictures of this species).
Some of the things that makes it an unusual bird are;
1) The male and female are paired for life. (talk about devotion)
2) Only the male will sit on the eggs at night ( The protector of the family)
3) They live for an astounding 30 years or more ( Die mainly because their beeks wear out from all those years of "pecking"; consequently they starved to death)
4) Known as the "Lord God bird", "The God bird", or the "Holy Grail" bird; maily because this is what some people say when viewing the bird for the first time in the wild...Oh my God or some variation.
There are a few books out there about this bird, but mostly they are written anecdotally; meaning that they are only reporting "that others say they saw the specimen". There have also been a few searches performed by others, but many are only for a few hours a day for a short time.
To hopefully locate this specimen and not only get photographs of its existence, but to locate its nesting site as well; to offer definitive proof of its existence. I'm not interested in anecdotally comments, but facts. I also will not be conducting a "search", but performing and engaging in an expedition! This means I will be actually camping out in the wilderness all day and night for weeks.
Later, I will be writing a book detailing my experiences in the woods, and hopefully will have the only known photos of this majestic creature. You, my supporters, will have your names individually listed in my book. And if located, whenever anyone googles my book, your name will be associated as one of the "Associate Discoverers".
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Your name will be included in the book as a supporter/contributor. In addition, If specimen is located, you will be listed as an " Associate Discoverer". Imagine, your name could be associated with this "rare" find throughout the annals of history...forever!Estimated delivery:
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"Associate Discoverer status", listing status, copy of the photograph, "autograph copy" of the book, plus a copy of the day to day log detailing the search in the forests from day 1 until the expedition ends or until the specimen is located, whichever comes first.Estimated delivery:
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Listing status, autograph copy of the book, day to day search logs, copy of the photograph, plus listing as a Co-Discoverer. This is different than the "Associate" status; in that If the specimen is located, you will actually stand "physically" with the search party when announcement is made to the media!Estimated delivery:
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